Too much space behind flushometer toilet on a 14" rough

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by Terence, May 7, 2014.

  1. Terence

    Terence New Member

    May 7, 2014
    I have recently remodeled a bathroom. I got rid of the toilet that was there because it was from a long time ago. I uploaded a picture of what it looked like. That is the one that is in the other bathroom.

    My problem is that the (cast iron set in tile) rough in is at 14" to the bolts. I have a 1" supply. I want to keep the flushometer valve in keeping with the look of the prewar apartment. If I use any of the flushometer toilets that are available, the toilet projects too far into the space and could potentially not allow the door of the bathroom to close.

    I tried to fit the Gerber 25642. It left a full 10" behind the bowl for the flushometer install. While this is possible, it leaves an awkward space behind the toilet and maybe 1/8" for the door to swing in front of the toilet. Can anyone point me to a bowl that will work with a flushometer, a 14" rough in and will not project any further than 26" from the finished wall? I really dont care if it is top or back spud at this point, I just need something that will fit. Can anyone point me to a place to find "New Old Stock" or even salvage if a new bowl for this application does not fit?

    Many thanks in advance for your help and expertise.


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  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    YOur problem is that most flush valve toilets are for a 10" rough, with a very few for 12", (none are 14"), so by definition, you will always have at least 2" extra behind the bowl and more likely 4".
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